Tag Archive: pediatrics

The opening of the Children’s Pavilion marked a milestone in advancing children’s health and helped meet the growing need for coordinated outpatient services in our community. We’re celebrating the kids and families who have benefited from the Pavilion in just one year, and the exciting advancements to come. Meet Caroline, a cancer survivor and Children’s Pavilion patient who aspires to be the next Ellen! Watch as Caroline gives patients, families... View Article

Mar 21 2017

– from Leslie G. Wyatt, RN, MSAs we begin a new year, and I embark on a new chapter in my life – otherwise known as retirement – I am excited about the future of health care for my own grandchildren, and for future generations of children, because of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s commitment to advancing children’s health.Today I retired after 40 years as a pediatric nurse and... View Article

Jan 31 2017

By Lisa CrutchfieldPhotography by Allen Jones, VCU University MarketingContent originally published by VCU School of Medicine in 12th & Marshall. On normal days, pediatric hospitalist Dr. Clifton Lee, dons his usual white coat and gathers the students and residents for the morning’s rounds. The associate professor is known in the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU for his compassionate and family-centered bedside manner when visiting patients.But one day a year, things... View Article

Nov 18 2016

Our new Children’s Pavilion was designed for better coordination of care and easy navigation for families, but creating a positive and comforting environment was also a major focus of the interior design. Elements of nature found in our community are incorporated in unique ways throughout the building, adding some kid-friendly fun to the overall design.“The overall design concept for the building is derived from nature to include water, forest and sky,” said... View Article

Sep 22 2016

When children and families enter the Dental Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR’s) Brook Road Campus, they are immediately greeted by the receptionist peering out of the ‘submarine porthole’ window. The child-friendly Dental Clinic is specifically designed to make children feel as comfortable and safe as possible from the moment they enter, until to the moment they leave.“Our dental team works hard to calm children by explaining... View Article

Mar 25 2014

From the big bright physical therapy gym filled with colorful balls and weights, to the ladders and plush mats children can “play” on during fun physical therapy sessions, the environment at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR) Bon Air Therapy Center is welcoming, child-friendly and cheerful.The  Bon Air Therapy Center provides psychology services as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy. Services range from voice therapy and the treatment... View Article

Mar 25 2014

Sometimes a child’s ongoing health condition requires both medical and nursing care, and special equipment or services. The Tranistional Care Unit (TCU) at CHoR’s Brook Road Campus provides a friendly, supportive and comfortable environment for both children and their families. From the moment you enter the unit, you know this is a place just for kids!“Montana is 11-years-old and has been a resident at CHoR’s TCU for seven years,” said... View Article

Mar 20 2014

From registered dieticians and interactive cooking classes to the exercise specialists and fun teen support groups, CHoR’s Healthy Lifestyles Center, a comprehensive pediatric obesity treatment and research center, could easily be mistaken for a fun community recreation center. With 1 in 3 U.S. kids considered overweight or obese, childhood obesity is not only detrimental to a child’s health, causing issues such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, but... View Article

Mar 17 2014

Follow 10-year-old Jake on a virtual tour of the Feeding Program at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU’s (CHoR’s) Brook Road Campus. The bright and colorful spaces, ocean themed halls and pediatric focused equipment are specifically designed to meet the specific needs of children. Whether a child has a medical, behavioral or developmental problem that hinders their ability to eat normally, CHoR’s friendly interdisciplinary team of pediatric specialists is dedicated... View Article

Mar 14 2014

By Suzanne R. Lavoie, MD, Professor and Chief, Division of  Infectious Diseases at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCUI certainly did not take the traditional route to parenthood. At the age of 42, I had achieved many of the career goals I had set out to accomplish. As a pediatrician, I spent most of my life focusing on my career and- I’ll admit it – I was a workaholic, often... View Article

May 12 2013